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The Changeling

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7.21 h 46 min1980X-Ray15
Convinced he's living with a supernatural presence, John investigates & what he uncovers is more shocking than he could ever have imagined.
Directors
Peter Medak
Starring
George C. ScottTrish Van DevereMelvyn Douglas
Genres
SuspenseHorror
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Audio Languages
English
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Second Sight Films
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4.4 out of 5 stars

2145 global ratings

  1. 68% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 9% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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DorReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
great 80s classic horror
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I really enjoyed this film, someone said it was dated, well that's because it was made in 1980. the acting is fantastic, each character playing his or her part very well. and each one making an essential part of the story. the detailing is great too, each scene is made to make you feel a certain way, right down to removing soil from a well and emptying it onto the homeowner's floor then walking all over it and traipsing it into the rest of the house. all to keep you feeling anxious and wondering what the heck is going to happen next. the only thing I found a bit naff was the voice of the child doing the haunting was obviously spoken by a woman . I realise that it was probably apropriate to do this, and so my 5 stars stays at 5 stars
9 people found this helpful
Adele H NixonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't miss this one!
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So glad when this arrived promptly, as promised. I couldn't wait to see it. One of the most interesting ghost stories of all. Brilliant new blu-ray with excellent goodies in terrific new packaging. So hard to choose between original and new poster. Recommend it to all fans of 80s horror.
22 people found this helpful
KittycatzReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
an overlooked classic
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a film you don't hear a lot about , the new transfer is well done but if you use a 4k upscaler the grain may be excessive so watch on normal 1080p setting , a slow burning haunted house movie with a good plot great classical music and a great performance by George c scott . as with many films the plot is probably predictable but it doesn't matter in this case as the whole film is well acted and great to watch
15 people found this helpful
SeafirelivReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting film, but made little sense to me...
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Beware possible spoilers...

So apparently a kid was murdered by his Dad in 1909 cos he was an invalid cripple. The Dad went and adopted a new boy and made him the beneficiery of his finacial empire. The Dad eventually pops off and the adopted boy becomes an old man, having no idea what happened to the former son, believing he is the true son.

A man who lost his daughter finds out through ghostly goings on in the new home he lives in (the former home of the murdered boy).

He confronts the 'son' of the Empire. The old ghostly house goes crazy, self-destructs in fire. The alternate son has a heart attack and dies out of guilt, I think. The end.

End spoiler.

So why was the alternate son treated as the bad one? Why did he have to die? It's not his fault.

Maybe I missed something, I did fall asleep in the middle of it, then woke up a 3rd of the way through. It was a long day and I was very, very tired.
3 people found this helpful
J. Temperance (Hull)Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 April 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Of It's Era / Genre
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Ok. So, this is a film from 42 years ago. It is typical of it's time and obviously the shocks and thrills we got horror films made in the early 1980's have now been superseded by the special effects and licence to gush blood and explore gore.

Having saying that this film holds it's own because it is so much better than the majority of scary films made since. It is a film that has a narrative that by ghostly demonic standards has a plausibility. It keeps you guessing without going off on ridiculous tangents. There is an attention to pace, acting and camerawork that has been lost in a lot of films since which rely on the effects to grab your attention. Not sure that Trish Van Devere is right for the part. She tries to look and act like Lee Remick but fails and Ms Remick would have been perfect for this roile but George C Scott works his portrayal well and Melvyn Douglas nails his part while the rest of the cast come and go but are fine and don't overplay.

As mentioned the camera angles plus pace of the film even now keep the story interesting even though this sort of film has been made many times since.

If I'd watched this when it first came out I'm sure it would have been given 4 or maybe 4.5 stars even now I have to give it 3.5 stars as it does keep the interest despite the dating not of the film but the way they made films 40 years ago.
One person found this helpful
LenaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 March 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
booooring, terrible acting
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OK. Let me preface this by saying: I LOVE CLASSIC HORROR FILMS. Which is why I was looking forward to seeing this. Unfortunately, I couldn't sit through the first half hour. The film is well constructed. There are some initial eerie moments in the house, but then the plot veers off into left field and turns into a bad whodunnit. George C. Scot remains unfazed throughout the entire ordeal which made you care less and less about the film and characters. There is nothing scary about this movie other than the wooden acting. Do yourself a favor and rewatch "The Shining."
9 people found this helpful
hamptoncherryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Two and a half stars
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Honestly, don't waste your time. This is a very dated movie with a story that could have been good. Acting is not anything remarkable either. Done with limited technical capabilities of the eighties and blurred ending with customary house on fire, this is not something that I would describe interesting or thought provoking. I only bought it because reviews were so positive. Well it proves that positive reviews don't always guarantee you will like the movie. Compared to the really good ones like the Others, Stir of Echos or Conjuring it is a really just an old mediocre haunted house story.
4 people found this helpful
Hee Chul KwonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
transfer the video is not so good
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I know this is an old movie but there are so many grains and it sometimes feel like I am watching a dvd.
I have a dvd already and expected that this will be much improved than that.
But honestly, it's almost the same.
Sound is also not so good.
4 people found this helpful
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